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Bowen Island
Member since Jul-03-08 · Last seen Jan-02-16
I live on Bowen Island, 5 kms by ferry from Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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   Bowen Island has kibitzed 114 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-17-14 Stein vs S Schweber, 1966
Bowen Island: This game collection is from Johan Hellsten's, "Mastering Chess Strategy". I borrowed the book from the local library and found it to be a wonderful resource. The book has 240 illustrative games from I.M.s and GMs, as well as 382 test positions at the back of the book. ...
   Jul-17-14 Z Milev vs Petrosian, 1953
Bowen Island: Game in the Miscellaneous section of Hellsten's "Mastering Chess Strategy." Hellsten's analysis starts with Black's 15....c4, readying 16.....Nc5. 23. Bd4? If 25. Rxe8+ Rxe8; 26. hg3 Re1+!
   Jul-17-14 Tal vs K Darga, 1960
Bowen Island: Game 187 in Hellsten's "Mastering Chess Strategy;" provocation by provoking weaknesses in the enemy camp, particularly through 15....g6, then by exploiting the position of the Black Knight on d7 through a series of pins.
   Jul-16-14 J H Donner vs W Balcerowski, 1962
Bowen Island: Chapter six of Hellsten's "Mastering Chess Strategy" focuses on more indirect means of creating weaknesses in the opponent's forces and/or improving one's position through Prophlaxis; Restriction; and Provocation. The game above from the 1962 Olympiad highlights the use of ...
   Jul-16-14 Salov vs Karpov, 1998 (replies)
Bowen Island: Game 123 in Hellsten's book "Mastering Chess Strategy" focusing particularly on "Pawn Play." After 10....Qc7, White aims for Black's Queen-side where Black is behind in development and somewhat cramped. Moves 11-19 White focuses on Black's a-file. 11. a4 with the idea of an ...
   Jul-08-14 Spassky vs Taimanov, 1956 (replies)
Bowen Island: Pawn Play: Creating Weaknesses Hellsten starts with Black's 11th move with a small combination "softening up" the d4 square. By Black's 18th move Black has carried out his mission. Moves 21-29 allows Black to reposition his N on d4, its optimal square. Next Black limits ...
   Jul-07-14 Adams vs O Renet, 1992 (replies)
Bowen Island: Another example of "Pawn Play" is given here in this Rapid Game from Cannes. 12 f5! is better than g4 g5. Hellsten prefers 18 Nxc6 Nxc6; 19 h5 b4; 20. Rdf1 planning 21 hg6 fg6; 21 f7+
   Jul-07-14 Karpov vs Gligoric, 1972 (replies)
Bowen Island: 25 bxc5, dxc5 26 d5 (creates a protected passed pawn) ...Na4 27 c4 (stops Black's 27 ...c4, 28...Bc5 which have removed White's better Bishop). With the centre closed and Black's N on a4 and B on b7 White opens lines on the King-side with 29 f4. 31 f5 limits Black's room on the
   Jul-06-14 Kharlov vs A Villavicencio, 1997
Bowen Island: This game is covered by Hellsten in his book, "Mastering Chess Strategy," focusing on exchanging to realize a positional advantage. The author focuses on moves 12 to 32 after which the win is merely a matter of temp!
   Jul-06-14 Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 (replies)
Bowen Island: In Hellsten's "Mastering Chess Strategy" this game is given in his notes, on page 96, as an example of how to exchange pieces to improve one's (in this case White's) position.
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